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in texas from this system. tomorrow it's going to be widely spread across much of the eastern half all the way from texas/oklahoma panhandle into new england states. the big apple, d.c., boston, these are the areas that you will find drenching rain that could lead to flash flooding and we can't rule out the possibility of tornadic activity. towards the south, still sizzling hot at houston, 38 degrees. although the humidity level is still very low, 35% in some areas and windy as well. so if the dry thunderstorms across this area ignites wildfires, that's going to be widely spread. extreme fire danger taking place again here. in europe the heat still prevails. the jetstream is still meandering down to the south in the west and to the north in the east. it is bringing severe weather across this area. this has already ignited funnel clouds in germany and hail have been reported, winds of has been reported in czech republic. it will be continuing this way. but we're still talking about the heat which is covering eastern and central parts of the u.s. -- europe, excuse me. temperatures are in
of a spy flick. instead, a team of researchers from university of texas at austin had deliberately coerced the $80 million vessel from its track, without physically taking the helm. with the blessing of those aboard, professor todd humphrey's and his graduate students employed a technique called g.p.s. spoofing to effectively disorient the ship's positioning system. changes went undetected by alarms, and the autopilot system shifted the yacht to what it thought was the original course, not one selected by humphrey's team. the demonstration was the first to show g.p.s. spoofing could pose a real threat to the world's civilian maritime industry. and a year earlier, the texas research group showed the same danger also exists in the civilian aerospace sector. they successfully used their g.p.s. spoofing system to commandeer an unmanned aerial vehicle on u.t.'s campus. and repeatedly brought the small, helicopter-like drone to the ground by altering information sent to its altitude navigation system. and todd humphreys, the university of texas researcher behind these projects joins us now. also
hasan at the start of his trial in an attack that killed 13 at fort hood, texas. we look at today's opening arguments and early testimony. >> ifill: the pentagon eased financial pain for its employees by cutting unpaid furlough from 11 days to six. ray suarez discusses the budget cuts and terror threats with deputy secretary of defense ashton carter. >> our effort to deal with the current budget situation, we believe, has to be driven by strategy. that is, a view of the future. terrorism is one of those things that's going to be around. >> warner: and more than 1.5 million people have fled the bloody syrian civil war. we have an on-the-ground report from the world's second largest refugee camp in jordan. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundat
. and james farmer, who had attended college in texas and howard university. worked with the n.a.a.c.p. and later became the head of corps the congress racial equality. and roy wilkins head of the n.a.a.c.p. grew up in minnesota. he was a warrior he was a fighter. and then young martin luther king, jr.. born in georgia, man that i admired, i loved. he was my inspiration. >> and then you? myself. the youngster. i was young. i was really young. so i grewvc:÷ up very poor in rl alabama and growing up, i saw the signs that said white men, colored men, white women, colored women. and i come and ask my mother and my father and my grandparents why? and they said that is the way it is. don't get in the way. don't get in trouble. i was 15 years old in 1955. i heard of rosa parks. i heard the words of martin luther king, jr. on the radio. the action of rosa parks and the words and leadership of dr. king inspired me. i was deeply inspired and i wanted to do something. i wanted to bring down the signs. >> john f. kennedy was not a fan of thicd march originally. >> he did not like the idea
, supposedly in texas. never been arrested for these crimes. >> bergman: we tracked down rene rodriguez at his home in south texas. >> bergman: rene rodriguez would retire from harris farms. when asked why there was not a criminal investigation, the fresno county sheriff said, "i don't have an answer." >> bergman: two years after the olivia tamayo verdict, the eeoc would start investigating what would become one of its biggest cases. it took place here in the yakima valley in washington state, the center of the nation's multi-billion-dollar apple industry. the case was against one of the largest apple growers in the country, evans fruit, whose orchards blanket the yakima valley. evans produces hundreds of millions of apples every year, employing thousands of seasonal laborers. the person at the center of the case was the long-time foreman of evans fruit's rattlesnake ranch, juan marin. >> bergman: women workers at evans fruit say that juan marin's sexual harassment had been an open secret for decades. but they were too afraid to speak out against their foreman. >> bergman: in the summer of 200
.s. soldiers at fort hood, texas. >> warner: and staff sergeant robert bales was sentenced to life without parole in the massacre of 16 innocent afghan civilians. we get details of both military court outcomes. >> woodruff: and in a separate military case-- the army private found guilty of giving troves of highly classified information to wikileaks-- now wants to live as a woman, chelsea manning. ray saurez examines the legal and cultural questions connected with this story. >> warner: mark shields and rich lowry analyze the week's news. >> woodruff: and we look back at robert macneil questioning the reverend martin luther king, jr, on the fight for civil rights. on nbc's "meet the press" just three days before the 1963 march on washington. >> all of these barriers must be removed before the negro can even begin moving up the highway of freedom in all of its dimension. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> and with the ongoing support of these institus and friends of the newshour. >> this program was made possi
that you talk about, you take legal means, legal action-- the attorney general is suing the state of texas over voter id. he's talking about rolling back mandatory minimum sentences. and at the same time, the supreme court seems to be heading in the opposite direction. how do you get done what say you want to get done in leveling that playing field? >> well, i would distinguish between civil rights issues, voting rights issues, some of the core legal protections that came about in 1964. you know, in those areas, it's true that we've had some opinions, the most prominent one being the case where the roberts court struck down a key segment of the voting rights act, where we just have to try a whole range of approaches to make up for those decisions so i will be working with people like john business and reaching out to both republicans and democrats in congress to see if congress is prepared to amend the voting rights act, to ensure that people are not being prevented from voting. but congress doesn't move real quickly around here, and if we can go ahead and move administratively, so that ou
're looking at more severe thunderstorms to come across the region, all the way from northern texas and into the great lakes region. it's still quite hot across much of the arklatex region, reaching 38 degrees in houston, with plenty of sunshine. now to europe. it's quite hot across the eastern areas here, as well, due to the african heat moving south. so the jet stream meanders to the north and east and to the south. and the western areas and unstable weather will be continuing here. we have a report of 115 kilometers per hour, gusts reported in czech republic in the three-hour span, 90 millimeters of rain fell in the same country. and we have eight centimeter diameter in germany. that's going to be taking place in similar regions from northeastern spain and into finland today. temperatures are shaping up like this, and it will be continuing to be very hot across the central locations. so do be precaution for heatstroke. now for our extended forecast. >>> here's one more story to share with you before we go. workers at a zoo in osaka are helping the animals stay cool in scorching s
with a 2009 shooting at fort hood, texas. hassan reportedly showed no reaction as the verdict was read out. the jury must decide if the former army psychologist should face the death penalty. >> coming up in one minute, you will not hear the tax man in germany complaining these days. >> and his news of the impending retirement of the head of microsoft. that in n n >> welcome back, everyone. the economic climate in europe might be rough, but the german tax man is doing just fine. >> 8.5 billion euros came in more than expected. german manufacturers are managing to sell their goods abroad, and the domestic market is also looking very rosy. >> spending money is good for the economy if you can afford it. that's not an issue for a lot of people in germany. they have jobs. they have money, and they are paying taxes, which adds up to more revenue for the state. exports is another important engine of germany's economy, and sales are up despite slowing growth in asia. >> german engineering drives exports, and manufacturers are quick to and -- quick to adapt. this growth in sales to china despite we
a dream-- speech. as we approach, a federal judge voting to overturn the texas voting law. >> congress can find a way to fix flight control at the airports -- .> i am all for that >> and to get a plane to carry the presidential dog to the vineyard. he does require a plane. >> not of his own. mark and i were having this discussion, and he is more eloquent than i am, but we have gone from martin luther king to the reverend al sharpton. as a leader, as he is trying to be this weekend, it is very dispiriting. >> it is absolutely true. the mark on washington was a remarkable event. a march on washington was remarkable event. it was transformative. churches, particularly black churches, catholic protestant churches in this country and jewish leadership do not play nearly the role in american life today that they played then. the bones and the box behind the uaw were walter reyes. bucks behind the uaw were walter ruth. it is a changed time. >> i think the administration has done a good job of shutting down voter suppression throughout the country. they stopped florida. they stopped pennsylvania.
, rick perry texas, governor, marco rubio, donald trump, real estate mogel. >> who on this list is the top gop nomination? >> the answer is jeb bush. you're not going to see immediately, scrambling on the right. republicans tend to respect seniority. florida and the rest will come back. >> you know whose leading in the polls now don't you? >> of course, i do. look at somebody like rand paul or jeb bush or donald trump. >> chris christy's got to get past the right wing. quite simply, i think he and jeb are both in the race, so will ted cruz and rand paul. chris christy's in favor of gun control, and the other he has his arm around president obama. he said -- he's an eastern republican. he comes across as a liberal. to the tea party people, he does. >> many republicans -- i'm sure he does, to some republicans. he and jeb bush are the two main likely candidates. i think those are the -- i'm not supporting anybody. keeping the neutral position of the journalist. >> i disagree. i think the top two candidates right now are ted cruz and rand paul. clearance is very well correct. jeb bu
in texas today temporarily halted the mass shooting court martial of army major nidal hasan after just one day. hasan is defending himself, but his standby attorney said he appears intent on getting sentenced to death. the lawyer asked that his own role be minimized. hasan has admitted killing 13 people and wounding nearly three dozen in 2009. he says he acted because america is at war with islam. the trial is expected to reconvene tomorrow. the deadly assault on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya has produced its first criminal charges. it was widely reported overnight that u.s. prosecutors have begun the process of bringing suspects to trial. word of the charges comes almost a year after the attack in benghazi, that killed ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. it's unclear how many people are included in the sealed complaint, or what the charges are, but the reports name ahmed abu khattala, the former commander of a benghazi-based militia group. khattala has denied involvement in the past, and did so again today. he insisted he's left the militia group and that he has no
down. how much could they go down this year or next year? right now west texas crude is $104 a barrel. >> yeah, we think that by the end of the year, it will be in the low to mid 90s. so down, you know, 10%, maybe more and then next year we think wti could potentially get into the 70s. that depends on a lot of factors. for example, right now the price of oil is being prompted up by egypt even though the crisis has nothing to do with oil supply whatsoever. so psychology has propertied up the price because of the news on tv but that's all it is. it's just a fair trade. pure sentiment. >> thank you very much. >>> coming up, whirlpool field the pain of the housing bust and is riding the recovery. sales surging but could the appliance maker be in for a bumpy ride ahead. first, how treasuries, commodities and currencies faired today. >>> those western wildfires that have scorched thousands of acres of land from arizona to washington state just got a lot more costly. new estimates in idaho show that the cost of fighting the fires topped $1 billion. 4 wildfires are still raging and uncontaine
texas and north carolina doing everything they can to suppress the vote of african americans and hispanics we've got a race problem. obviously if you look at that poll it's telling what you say we already know. there are people in power, particularly in the south, in the red states that feel that people of color are taking something from them that they believe inherently belongs to them. >> people don't -- people don't give up power easily. >> do you think college admission should be based on diversity? >> yeah, i mean, i think lots of factors go into diversity. race can be one of them. >> you are in the minority. only 28%. >> should be based on excellence, john. >> the supreme court agrees with me. >> just like the nfl. whoever is the best player plays. and whoever does best academically should be advanced. >> the question i have, one of the things i always say, because i think you can measure diversity in a lot of ways but i think there's an argument to be said the greatest affirmative action program in the country is being born white. there is a natural assumption when you
that assembling the motox smart phone at a plant in texas does not cost any more than making it outside the united states. the moto x is the first smart phone to have a made in the usa label although labor costs are herer here than compared to asia. >>> you can work up quite an p appetite making cars or phones but if they were in the mood for burgers or fries, they may have been out of luck. thousands of fast food workers walked off the job demanding higher wages and the right to form a union. jackie deangelis as the story. >> reporter: from coast-to-coast, fast food workers have taken to the street. >> the reason we deserve 15 is because we work too hard. everything is going up but my pay. my rent is going up, groceries going up, clothes going up, but my pay is still where it's at. >> reporter: fast food workers walked off the job today demanding two things, a raise in wages and the right to unionize. not just here but 50 cities across the country. mcdonalds, burger king, wendys are saying $7.25 is not number to survive. >> we had a reorganization of the economy where workers' wages are driven
names on that list: texas rangers outfielder nelson cruz and detroit tigers' shortstop johnny peralta. but road reeg ez, a three-time m.v.p. has eclipsed all the others and joins barry bonds, roger clemens, mark maguire and a host of others as fallen icons of the game. the 14-time all tar had off-season surgery but as fate would have it, he's ready to return to big league play tonight in chicago. he addressed the matter friday night after hitting a towering home run in minor league tune-up games. >> i think there's a lot of people that are confused and don't understand the process. there is a lot of layers. i will say this. there's more than one party that benefits from me not ever stepping back on the field. that's not my teammates. it's not the yankee fans. >> who is it? who benefits? >> i can't tell you. i can't tell you that right now. i hope i never have to. >> suarez: that clearly was a reference to major league baseball and the yankees. the team reportedly has considered trying to void the $100 million-plus left on rodriguez's ten-year $275 million contract. as to whether he wo
, including five senior officers. a military judge at fort hood, texas refused to let defense lawyers take over today from army major nidal hasan. he's accused of killing 13 people and wounding 32 nearly four years ago. hasan is acting as his own attorney, but his standby lawyers say he's trying to get himself executed. today, the judge agreed to let hasan continue defending himself, and ordered the lawyers to continue advising him. on wall street today, stocks rose a bit after a three-day skid. the dow jones industrial average gained 27 points to close at 15,498. the nasdaq rose 15 points to close at 3,669. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to gwen. >> ifill: now, the living legacy of one woman's d.n.a. margaret warner has the story. >> warner: in 1951, a poor african american woman in maryland became an early and unwitting donor to medical science. henrietta lacks died at age 31 of cervical cancer at johns hopkins hospital in baltimore. then doctors discovered tumor cells they'd removed from her body earlier continued to thrive in the lab. a medical first. before long,
in an ihop in texas earning $2.13 an hour, graveyard shift, no tips. the company's supposed to make up the difference between 2:13 and $7.25. but time and time again, that doesn't happen. and when a slow night happens, and you don't earn anything, or very little in tips, you often can't pay the rent. and i guarantee you in every restaurant in america there's at least one person who's on the verge of homelessness or being evicted or going through some kind of instability. it's an incredible irony that the people that who put food on our tables use food stamps at twice the rate of the rest of the us workforce. meaning that the people who put food on our tables can't afford to put food on their own families' tables. the other key issue that we find that workers face is the lack of paid sick days and healthcare benefits. two-thirds of all workers report cooking, preparing, and serving food when they're ill, with the flu or other sicknesses. and with a wage as little as $2.13, so reliant on tips for their wages, these workers simply cannot afford to take a day off when sick, let alone risk
have texas which, oddly enough in the last couple weeks, has not been the greatest friend of the justice department. their attorney general was happy to get on board on this. obviously dallas being the headquarters. so what you have is you have state interests, you've got jobs, prestige and states really see this as an opportunity to get on board and block something that will have a negative impact on their state economy. >> brown: part of the reasoning from justices saying that these two are big and strong you have no go it alone in spite of what they themselves say, i guess, right? >> right. it's an interesting statement because american airlines, obviously, is coming out of bankruptcy right now. actually, in 48 hours they're supposed to introduce their reorganization plan for approval in new york. >> brown: the timing is quite interesting. >> very interesting. but something to think about over the last couple quarters, even after a decade of big losses, the airline industry has done great, and that includes american airlines and usair both with records numbers over the
is a professor of visual neuroscience at the university of texas in austin. >> this park has ten species of monkeys, and so it's an opportunity to compare animals that are in the same environment. >> sreenivasan: he works on this platform in yasuni's canopy. >> one of the things that this area is known for is the species richness and the incredible bio- diversity that's here. so, depending on where you are, there's a different ecology, but this one has a particularly rich one. >> sreenivasan: but yasuni may soon look very different. it's believed that 846 million barrels of oil lie beneath the park, 20% of ecuador's reserves, worth $7.2 billion. to protect this square of wilderness, ecuador's government presented a bold plan in 2007. president rafael correa asked foreign governments, civil society groups and others to give ecuador $3.6 billion, about half the estimated value of the oil beneath yasuni over 12 years. in return, the president offered to save the park from exploration. the effort, however, fell short. despite agreeing with the goal many researchers and environmentalists conc
.ase in case i mentioned in texas thete main case i write about in the -couples were told you can take mon your money and go on down the road or we will press money money -laundering charges and take yourng c kids away from you and put them into child protective services.ssfull >> has anybody successfully fought back against the seizurerty without trial and without and without due process.->> and one of the surprising things is actually that when people did get it together to push back, -often the cases were just dropped. it indicated this is really often preying upon people who didn't know how to fight back or didn't have the resources to or had reasons to be scared to. in cases where people really did bring a case, including after this happened to hundreds, perhaps even a thousand people were stopped in the drug interdiction program there verye ver small town mostly people drivingpeople dri vi through in rental cars from out of state they actually brought a settlement in a class action lawsuit recently.y int er >> very interesting lead. sarah f
. >> george bush was part owner in the texas rangers franchise and he would be seen going to the game and talk about the game. it goes back further than that. her better hoover had a medicine ball that he would play on the south lawn with the members of the cabinet and supreme court & reporters. it was known as hoover ball. j.f.k. was a golfer and one of the reasons he kept it from the press, the press had criticized eisenhower for doing so much golf during the wore. >> today the president celebrates his love of golf. last week in martha's vineyard mr. obama play six rounds of golf in just nine days. >> next, the rising toll of lyme disease and the questions surrounding treatment. jeffrey brown has the story. >> lyme disease was first identified in the 1970s but it now turns out it's much more common than previously estimated, about 10 times more. the cdc reported this week an estimated 300,000 americans get the tick-borne disease every year. symptoms include, fatigue, fever, skin rashes and a headache. left untreated it can lead to arthritis, facial pawlzy and problems with the nervous system
.c. and then the white house. my dad -- i used to think about that, too. he left texas and went to los angeles, you know? and my family, that was unheard of, in my family you stayed right there on the farm. you can put a trailer on the land but you don't go. in that case my grandfather's not coming to visit you, you know what i mean? you've got to make a big step. i've made this step, now i'm here, and he goes and starts to confront these things and i'm thinking, hey, stop, you can be okay. you can have education and family. you can have a life, you can have a home. he's like "no, dad, everybody deserves a life, everybody deserves a home. i can't be happy inside myself unless i know these rights are there." so we explore this civil rights movement in this personal way. that's what's brilliant about what you did, lee. i'm always arguing and dealing with him over the real moments of history that, like, give us an emotional understanding of the civil rights movement of what's happening, what's occurring. and that's kind of a movement of our family. and ultimately the reconciliation of our family. the kind
. the soldier accused in the fort hood, texas shooting rampage rested his case today without presenting a defense. army major nidal hasan-- who elected to represent himself-- did not testify or call any witnesses. hasan is accused of killing 13 people and wounding 32 at the military base in 2009. closing arguments are set to begin tomorrow. if convicted, hasan could face the death penalty. staff sergeant robert bales faced relatives of the 16 afghan civilians he killed in a 2011 attack. nine family members were flown from afghanistan for the sentencing hearing at joint base lewis-mcchord outside seattle. one man described the impact of losing 11 family members in the attack. bales pleaded guilty in june to avoid the death penalty. the jury will decide whether his life sentence will include a chance for parole. the month of july saw a big boost to existing home sales. they jumped 6.5%-- the fastest pace in more than three years. but for stocks on wall street, that bright spot didn't outweigh news from the federal reserve that it could end its massive bond-buying program soon. the dow jon
been able to identify one that i do acknowledge that i would have voted, and that is the texas capital case. >> rose: right. >> i talked about that. but all the other cases i have looked at, i felt pretty proud about what i said in the early cases. >> rose: what is the best preparation for a supreme court justice? i mean, need you have judicial experience? >> i don't think that is essential by any means. i think it is an asset and makes your work easier when you come here, if you have been -- if you have served as a federal judge before but many of our great justices did not have judicial -- follows is an example, he had been a the lawyer when he came on the court, byron white had no judicial experience. there are many. i think the court really benefits from some sort of diversity within the group, and although i think all of the members of the present court are imminently well qualified i wouldn't change any one of them, i do think that, i kind of like the situation before when there was a little diversity in both geographic, different law schools and different professions. >> rose:
" mentality. >> brown: you were with constituents in texas the last couple of days. >> i was. >> brown: what are you hearing is it are you hearing concern? >> absolutely. yesterday i had two town hall meetings. the top two questions were, "why does syria matter to us?" and "how can we trust the president?" now, i represent a different area that eliot does. but the point is, this is the time to be the president of all the people, and convince all of the people that this is in our national interest. and so far, he hasn't done that? >> brown: eliot engel, has the administration explained its position adequately. that seems to be one of the issues here. >> well, i don't disagree with mac. i think the president has to come before the american people. people. i think what we saw secretary kerry do today was the start of that. i think the president, if he acts-- and i believe he will-- will explain what he's doing to the american people. i think this will be limited in scope, and it will be done to show assad that the gassing of his own people is not acceptable. this is a war crime. those pictures
ago to get better? >> i started working with a guy in austin, texas, chuck cook, who really helped me understand -- >> what did he teach you to understand. >> my club face was really strong, really shut, which made me do some things with my body -- >> it was closed. >> yes, it was really hard to play golf that way. that was a big change, and it just became easier for me when we understand club face relation, and swing place reaction. it's analytical in my practice. i need ton what is making the ball go sideways or left or right. >> rose: this is a stupid question, but what is the mistake good amateurs make, the difference that separates good players, not just people like you who win tournaments. what is the mistake they make? >> you know, short game. >> rose: really? don't pay attention. >> don't pay attention. and practice. it's hard for people to find the time to practice. i would suggest anybody out there that wants to get really better at their golf game really focus inside 30 yards. you can save a lot of shots. a lot of the amateurs we play with have a lot of three-putts, four-pu
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